CADDO PARISH COMMISSION
505 TRAVIS STREET, GOVERNMENT PLAZA
PUBLIC NOTICE
WORK SESSION  AGENDA
AUGUST 2, 2021
3:30 P.M.
Streaming at www.caddo.org &  www.facebook.com/parishofcaddo  

NOTE: MASKS OR FACIAL COVERINGS REQUIRED IN CHAMBER



1.

ROLL CALL:

Commissioners:    
      

Hopkins                 District 1                       Gage-Watts                District 7


Johnson                District 2                       Taliaferro                     District 8


Jackson                District 3                       Atkins                          District 9


Young                   District 4                       Chavez                        District 10


Burrell                  District 5                       Lazarus                       District 11


Cawthorne           District 6                       Epperson                     District 12

2.

INVOCATION:


3.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

Veterans and active military members saluting during recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance would be appropriate, should you wish to do so.


4.

AGENDA ADDITIONS:


4.I.

Potential Agenda Addition: Add Presentation from Centenary's Women's Basketball Coach Jason Schmitz

5.

CITIZENS COMMENTS:

Citizens who wish to address the Commission on any issue other than zoning, please fill out a comment card located in the chamber foyer and return to the President or the Clerk of the Commission.  Individual comments are limited to 3 minutes
          


6.

VISITORS:

 

6.I.

Derrick Henderson, Louisiana Office of Behavioral Health

(Epperson)

6.II.

Dale Sibley, Registrar of Voters

(Administration)

6.III.

Justyn Dixon with North Louisiana Economic Partnership

(Commissioner Chavez & Administration)

7.

OLD BUSINESS:

 

7.I.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 6083 of 2021, in regards to Zoning Case No. 21-13-P

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND VOLUME II OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE PARISH OF CADDO, AS AMENDED, THE CADDO PARISH UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE, BY AMENDING THE ZONING OF PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF FLOURNOY LUCAS ROAD, APPROXIMATELY FIVE HUNDRED FIFTEEN FEET WEST OF WINDERWEEDLE ROAD, CADDO PARISH, LA., FROM R-A, RURAL AGRICULTURE DISTRICT TO R-A PUD, RURAL AGRICULTURE PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(District 12- Epperson)

8.

NEW BUSINESS:

8.I.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 6099 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FUND TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION  FOR VACCINE & PANDEMIC COORDINATION EFFORTS AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Pandemic Taskforce)

8.II.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 6100 of 2021

AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE STRONGLY ENCOURAGING MASKS OR FACIAL COVERING IN PUBLIC PLACES, AND MANDATING MASKS OR FACIAL COVERING IN CERTAIN PARISH OWNED BUILDINGS, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Personnel, Policies & Procedures Committee) 

8.III.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 6101 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND RE-ENACTING SECTION 32-46.1 OF THE CADDO PARISH CODE OF ORDINANCES REGARDING THE CARRYING OF WEAPONS, AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Administration) 

8.IV.

Authorize Resolution No. 60 of 2021

A RESOLUTION URGING AND REQUESTING THE LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, OFFICE OF CONSERVATION TO SCHEDULE A MEETING WITH CADDO PARISH CITIZENS, AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO 

(Commissioner Epperson)

8.V.

Authorize Resolution No. 61 of 2021

A RESOLUTION RECOMMENDING AMENDING CADDO PARISH PERSONNEL POLICIES TO REQUIRE PARISH EMPLOYEES TO TAKE A COVID-19 VACCINATION, AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Commissioner Burrell)

8.VI.

Authorize Special Resolution Honoring Irene Kamala Lacy

(Commissioner Burrell)

8.VII.

Authorize Special Resolution for Resolution for Mr. Robert W. Handy

(Commissioner Jackson)

8.VIII.

Authorize Special Resolution of Remembrance for Cynthia Hightower Jenkins

(Commissioner Epperson)

8.IX.

Authorize recommendations of the Alcoholic Beverage Committee for selling to underage persons during its June 17, 2021 meeting:

Cash Magic                               First Offense                                    $250 fine                     (District 1)

Cash Magic                               Second Offense                               $500 fine                     (District 1)

Walmart Supercenter                First Offense                                    $250 fine                     (District 2)

The Relay Station                     First Offense                                    $250 fine                     (District 8)

Speedy’s Drive Throux             First Offense                                    $250 fine                     (District 11)

S&A Truck Stop                        First Offense                                    $250 fine                     (District11)

Tobacco Country                      First Offense                                    $250 fine                     (District 12)

(Alcoholic Beverage Committee)

8.X.

Authorize recommendations of the Alcoholic Beverage Committee for selling to underage persons during its July 22, 2021 meeting

               Elsie’s Truck Stop              First Offense                                    $250 fine                            (District 1)

               Daiquiri Express                First Offense                                    $250 fine                            (District 2)

               General Store                    First Offense                                    $250 fine                            (District 11)

               Triple J Travel Plaza          First Offense                                    $250 fine                            (District 11)

               S&A Truck Stop                 Second Offense                               $500 fine                            (District 11)

               Speedy’s Drive Throux     Second Offense                               $500 fine                            (District 11)

               Stonewall Beverage Co.  First Offense                                    $250 fine                            (District 11)

               Stonewall Beverage Co.  Second Offense                               $500 fine                            (District 11)

(Alcoholic Beverage Committee) 

8.XI.

Authorize Reappointment to the North Caddo Hospital Service District Board

Reappoint Mrs. Brenda Smith to the North Caddo Hospital Service District Board, Term to expire 07/1/2027

(Commissioner Hopkins)

8.XII.

Authorize appointment to the North Caddo Hospital Service District Board

Appoint Mr. Michael Nation to replace retiring Board Member Mr. Kenneth Clay, to the North Caddo Hospital Service District Board, Term to Expire (07/10/27)

(Commissioner Hopkins)

8.XIII.

Authorize Appointments To The Juvenile Justice Citizen's Advisory Committee

Authorize the appointment of the following appointees to the Juvenile Justice Citizen's Advisory Committee: 

Mr. Ken Krefft (Commissioner Young, District 4)

Lt. General (Ret) James Kowalski (Commissioner Atkins, District 9)

Ms. Gisele Proby Bryant (Commissioner Epperson, District 12)

8.XIV.

Authorize Consideration of Recommendation that All Committee Hearings be Held via Teleconference When Eligible

(Pandemic Taskforce, Commissioner Epperson)

8.XV.

Discuss Recommendation to Add Statement of Chamber Covid-19 Protocols before the Pledge of Allegiance along with signage in Building and included on the Agenda

(Pandemic Taskforce)

8.XVI.

Discussion Related to Trash, Litter and Aesthetics in the Parish

(Commissioner Epperson)

8.XVII.

Action Relative to Oil & Gas Drilling in District 12

(Epperson) 

9.

COMMUNIQUES AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:

9.I.

REPORTS:

Administrator Report

9.I.i.

Emergency Rental Assistance Update

9.II.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT:

10.

CITIZENS COMMENTS (late arrivals):

Citizens who wish to address the Commission on any issue other than zoning, please fill out a comment card located in the chamber foyer and return to the President or the Clerk of the Commission.  Individual comments are limited to 3 minutes


11.

CONSENT AGENDA:

11.I.

Ordinance No. 6080 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES FOR THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FUND AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(American Rescue Plan Committee)

CLERK'S NOTE: This item is to be introduced and postponed until the August 5th Regular Session 


11.II.

Ordinance No. 6084 of 2021, in regards to Zoning Case No. 21-14-P

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND VOLUME II OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE PARISH OF CADDO, AS AMENDED, THE CADDO PARISH UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE, BY AMENDING THE ZONING OF PROPERTY LOCATED NORTH OF OVERTON BROOKS ROAD, APPROXIMATELY ONE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED FEET WEST OF NORRIS FERRY ROAD, CADDO PARISH, LA., FROM R-A, RURAL AGRICULTURE DISTRICT TO R-E, RESIDENTIAL ESTATE DISTRICT

(District 9)


11.III.

Ordinance No. 6085 of 2021, in regards to Zoning Case No. 21-22-P

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND VOLUME II OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE PARISH OF CADDO, AS AMENDED, THE CADDO PARISH UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE, BY AMENDING THE ZONING OF PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE EAST SIDE OF MANSFIELD ROAD, APPROXIMATELY SIX HUNDRED FIFTY FEET SOUTH OF STAGE COACH ROAD, CADDO PARISH, LA., FROM I-2, HEAVY INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT TO C-2, CORRIDOR COMMERCIAL DISTRICT

(District 11)

11.IV.

Ordinance No. 6086 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE RIVERBOAT FUND TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION OF $20,000 FOR LOUISIANA URBAN GARDENING AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Commissioners Johnson, Cawthorne, Gage-Watts and Young)

11.V.

Ordinance No. 6087 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE HEALTH TAX FUND TO APPROPRIATE PETCO LOVE GRANT PROCEEDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $10,000 AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Animal Services)

11.VI.

Ordinance No. 6088 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND FOR THE YEAR 2021 TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE SOUL FOOD FESTIVAL AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Commissioner Cawthorne)

11.VII.

Ordinance No. 6089 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE RIVERBOAT FUND FOR THE YEAR 2021 TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE MULTICULTURAL CENTER OF THE SOUTH AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Commissioners Chavez, Cawthorne, Jackson & Burrell)

11.VIII.

Ordinance No. 6090 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FUND FOR THE YEAR 2021 TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION FOR A COVID-19 VACCINATION CAMPAIGN AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Administration, Commissioners Johnson & Gage-Watts)

11.IX.

Ordinance No. 6092 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE RIVERBOAT FUND FOR THE YEAR 2021 TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE SHADY GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH TUTORING PROGRAM AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Commissioner Cawthorne)

11.X.

Ordinance No. 6093 of 2021

AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE MANDATING MASKS OR FACIAL COVERING IN CERTAIN ESTABLISHMENTS AND PUBLIC PLACES; TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION OF SAME, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Commissioner Johnson)

11.XI.

Ordinance No. 6094 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE TO CLOSE AND ABANDON A PORTION OF THE DEDICATION FOR LEE BOULEVARD IN LINWOOD PARK HOMESITES, UNIT NO. 4, IN THE PARISH OF CADDO, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Public Works)

11.XII.

Ordinance No. 6095 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE TO CLOSE AND ABANDON A PORTION OF THE DEDICATION FOR AN UNNAMED ROAD NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF ROY ROAD AND SHEPHERD ROAD IN THE PARISH OF CADDO,  AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO.

(Public Works)

11.XIII.

Ordinance No. 6097 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 6073 OF 2021 SETTING THE GENERAL PURPOSE AND SPECIAL PURPOSE MILLAGES AND LEVYING AND IMPOSING TAXES AND ASSESSMENTS FOR 2021 ON PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION IN THE PARISH OF CADDO, TO CORRECT THE AMOUNT SET FOR THE PUBLIC HEALTH FACILITIES MILLAGE, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO.

(Finance)

11.XIV.

Ordinance No. 6098 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FUND TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION OF $50,000 FOR A WASTEWATER PROGRAM FOR COVID-19 AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Commissioner Burrell)

11.XV.

Special Resolution of Recognition for Marco French

(Commissioner Taliaferro)

12.

ADJOURN:

To all persons desiring to attend and observe a meeting of the Caddo Parish Commission, or who wish to present information to the body: If you have physical limitations that require special accommodations in order for you to attend and participate in a meeting of the Caddo Parish Commission, please contact the office of the Caddo Parish Commission Clerk at (318) 226-6596, at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting so that an effort can be made to provide those accommodations.